Termination of Parental Rights
Do Not Give Up the Fight. We Can Help You Appeal.
Even a criminal conviction for Child Abuse is not as devastating for most parents as the total loss of parental rights. If you have lost your parental rights because of an order of the court after a termination of parental rights (TPR) trial, you will need to move quickly to secure an appellate attorney. If you cannot afford retained counsel, you should file the paperwork to claim an appeal and ask for a court-appointed appellate attorney.
If you are reading this page, it probably means something has gone horribly wrong for you or someone you care about. The consequences of having your parental rights terminated will not only affect you now, it has the potential of affecting you later in life if you have more children. The time for filing an appeal is very short. If you find yourself in this situation, move quickly.
Even though it seems hopeless, you should not give up without a fight. Appellate Courts in Michigan have overturned the termination decisions of trial court judges throughout Michigan. With help from a qualified CPS appeals lawyer, you may be able to reverse the opinion and restore your status as a parent.
On appeal, the issues are different. The focus of the Michigan Court of Appeals will be to review the case and determine if errors were made. One significant issue on appeal might be whether you were properly represented. This means you will need an appellate attorney who is willing to be critical of the work of other attorneys. Other issues involve whether the court followed the law properly in making its decision and whether the facts in evidence support that decision. All of this needs to be carefully examined by the appeal attorney.
If you find yourself needing a TPR appeal attorney, we can help. We offer free initial case screening.
Time is of the essence. Call us at (517) 325-0441 for a free initial consultation.